Targeted Attack: San Diego Resident Killed in East Village Shooting

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A 43-year-old man, identified as San Diego resident Ali Jabbar, was fatally shot in an East Village incident over the weekend, according to police. The shooting occurred as Jabbar was walking with a group on 16th Street near Market Street around 3:05 p.m. on Sunday, when an unknown suspect approached and opened fire, leading to Jabbar being hospitalized and passing away.

San Diego police Lt. Jud Campbell stated that the shooting was reported by a witness who then flagged down a nearby officer. When the police arrived at the scene, Jabbar was found on the sidewalk in front of an apartment building, suffering from multiple gunshots. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Authorities suspect that the attack was targeted, with Campbell indicating, β€œIt does appear the suspect intentionally targeted the victim and not the people around him.” The shooter, described as a man in dark clothing, was last seen fleeing to a nearby silver or gray sedan and driving towards state Route 94.

Police are seeking any information related to the shooting and ask that anyone with information call the homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (888) 580-8477.

The fatal shooting has heightened concerns in the East Village community, with residents calling for justice and expressing worries about their safety. The incident has also sparked discussions about gun violence and the need for increased security measures in the neighborhood to prevent future tragedies.

As the investigation continues, authorities are urging anyone with any information to come forward and assist in bringing closure to Jabbar’s family and justice to the community.